Boyfriend Material

Boyfriend Material

by K.A. Mitchell

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ISBN-13: 9781460397459
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: 08/15/2016
Series: Ethan & Wyatt , #2
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 250,957
File size: 3 MB

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Boyfriend Material 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
V-Rundell More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars. This is the second book in a contemporary New Adult/Upper YA M/M romance series and likely best enjoyed when read in order. Ethan and Wyatt are boyfriends on campus. Wyatt is a little older, been there for a couple years. Ethan is a freshman. The first book, which isn't recounted at all, is all about them getting together. This book is all about the challenges of them building a relationship. Wyatt is a "bad boy" in that he assisted in a large theft, in a stolen vehicle, when he was a young teen. Like 14-15. He was caught, tried, convicted and served 2 years in juvie. He's from a Nowhere West Virginia Small Town where everyone is poor, and has been raised by his mother alone for his whole life. Ethan's an only child from an upper middle class family. He's honest, kind and patient, comfortable in his skin and sexuality, while Wyatt is reserved and mostly ashamed of many aspects of himself and his life. Wyatt has little experience with men, because he wasn't sure he was gay, and didn't want to become a bigger target by revealing his homosexuality. Now, with Ethan, he's willing. Ethan wants Wyatt to come home with him for Thanksgiving. And Christmas break. And, probably forever, but Wyatt is reticent. He knows/believes that he's not boyfriend material, and doesn't want Ethan's family to reject him. So, as far as the story goes, it was okay. I was a bit lost on some of the beginning, having not read the first book. As a devout serial reader, it is a pet peeve of mine when there is nothing to orient the reader to certain salient parts of the past in the new book. These are novellas, and a few sentences would go a long way to bringing fresh readers in, without too much repetition of the first book for those who've read that. Especially as this novella is told from Wyatt's POV, and what a big switch that is, apparently, from the first book. Like, I have no idea what Waardenburg syndrome is--and I've got a Really Big Degree that certifies me to teach medical physiology. Wyatt suffers from it, and I barely got even a cursory description of what that meant, or how it affected his life. Heads up: it's a genetic disease and means Wyatt's partially deaf, and he has two different color eyes and brilliant white hair. His uncle has even greater penetrance and is totally deaf. Wyatt's sensitive to his appearance, and how it affects those around him. He doesn't want to be a curiosity, which is why he shies from contact with people, and hides behind a hoodie. All the time. Ethan's this sunny, "glass is nearly full" loving young man. He recently broke off from a relationship with a boy from his hometown--one who goes to significant lengths to make Wyatt feel uncomfortable--and he wants to crow out his good fortune at finding Wyatt, and getting Wyatt to love him. He is charmingly naive and starry-eyed. I'm glad he loves Wyatt, because Wyatt NEEDS someone to love him. I wish there was a bit more to this book. I know it's a HFN, with a third installment promised, but I wanted there to be a bit more meat. Mostly it's Wyatt worrying about the state of his relationship, and pushing away from Ethan before he can get his heart broken. It seemed a little juvenile, which is why I think it's more Upper YA than New Adult. There's sex on the page, and that was pretty good, but the overall vibe is still kinda young, IMHO. I also struggled with the mostly-telling narrative, and didn't quite bond with Wyatt, as a result. It's a quick read, though.
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd book in the Ethan & Wyatt series. This book can be read as a standalone. It goes better, when paired with the 1st book in the series. I recommend reading the series in order, for better understanding. Ethan & Wyatt's story continues almost right where we left off. They are committed to one another at this point and make a great couple. But can all really be that well for college students who have secrets? Wyatt is insecure as a boyfriend. Having years of nothing in the way of love, this is all new to him. Ethan is there to keep his head on straight, well sort of. Was a fun and short story. I like these characters and hope we get to see them again. The journey to love is never smooth, but books like this make you feel it is possible. ***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publishers in exchange for an honest review.
ButtonsMom2003 More than 1 year ago
I loved reading more about Ethan and Wyatt. We met Ethan and Wyatt in Getting Him Back. While that book had an HFN Author K.A. Mitchell has come up with another taste for us in Boyfriend Material. Like the first story, I enjoyed this one a lot. Unlike the first one though, this one felt a bit more like a cliffhanger which I usually don’t like. A third and final book is promised for spring of next. While you could probably read Boyfriend Material as a stand-alone I really think you should read Getting Him Back first. It’s a great book and will give you a lot of background that will enhance your enjoyment of Boyfriend Material. Getting Him Back was told from Ethan’s point of view (POV) but Boyfriend Material is told from Wyatt’s. Wyatt never really had much to say in Getting Him Back so I thought it was a great choice to have him tell this story. We get a lot more insight into the backgrounds of both characters and I think it helped me to understand them better, especially Wyatt. Wyatt had it rough growing up and that definitely affects the way he reacts to Ethan’s desire to introduce him to his family. Boyfriend Material pretty much centers on that theme – how Wyatt and Ethan function when they are not at college. Like book 1, this story was really HOT! The physical chemistry between the two characters is never in doubt. Ethan’s desire to make things easier when Wyatt meets his family backfires, though, and their relationship is jeopardized. As someone on the far side of 50 I’m still kind of amazed at how much I enjoy reading NA (new adult) stories about college life and personal relationships. Ms. Mitchell does this genre extremely well. While I wish I didn’t have to wait so long for the next and final book in Wyatt and Ethan’s story I can’t wait to read it. I’ll definitely be reading more books by this author. ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my review. Review will be posted to Xtreme-Delusions dot com on or after release date.